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Sharing the Best-Kept Secrets...To Mocktails in Downtown

No matter your reason from a multitude of motivations (participating in dry January, expecting a little one, or being disinterested in drinking, to name a few), feel good knowing you can enjoy a night out without the alcohol. Allow the following downtown Rochester restaurants take care of your thirst for a non-alcoholic beverage with these refreshing mocktails!

Bitter & Pour

  • Shirley Temple (Mexican Sprite, house grenadine, luxardo cherry, orchid)
  • Virgin Ginger (house ginger syrup, lime, soda, candied ginger)
  • Zero Expectation (house tonic, blackberry, saffron or lemongrass)
  • Strawberry Ginger (house ginger syrup, fresh lime, strawberry puree, soda)

Bleu Duck Kitchen

  • And Don’t Call Me Shirley (fall grenadine, lemon, soda)
  • Eiffel 65 (blueberry, lime, bubbles)

Chester's Kitchen & Bar

  • Blackberry Smash (blackberries, mint, lemonade, house made simple syrup, soda)
  • Peach Mule (cucumber, peach puree, honey simple syrup, lime juice, ginger beer)
  • Pom-tail (cranberry puree, pomegranate juice, spiced simple syrup, club soda, and a rosemary sprig)
  • Cinnapple (cinnamon, apple, and spiced simple syrups)


  • Pineapple nojito (house-made pineapple puree, house-made vanilla demerara, syrup, coconut water, fresh mint, locally made Earl Giles, ginger beer)

Fiddlehead Coffee Co.

  • Switchel (ginger, honey, lemon, apple cider vinegar, club soda)
  • Vanilla cream (house-made vanilla, club soda, whipped cream)
  • Sober Stout (espresso, club soda, house-made vanilla, cream)

Pittsburgh Blue Steakhouse

  • Blackberry Lemonito (mint, lemon, blackberry)
  • Mock Mule (ginger beer, fresh lime)
  • Grapefruit Sparkler (grapefruit, lemon, club soda)


  • Bodhi Breeze (lime juice, Thai basil, coconut sugar, club soda)
  • Island Hopper (ginger syrup, passion fruit, lemon, club soda)
  • Island Breeze (passion fruit, lime, Thai basil, palm sugar syrup, club soda
  • The Mock Thai (grapefruit, jalapeno, kaffir lime syrup, pepper sugar salt rim)

Shhh... We Don't Talk About It Cocktail Lounge

  • Smooth Sailing (palm sugar syrup, coconut milk, lime juice, club soda)
  • Sabai Sabai (honey, butterfly pea flower, lemon aquafaba, rose petals)
  • Jai Yen Yen (guava juice, ginger, grapefruit, palm sugar syrup, burned lemon wedge)

Victoria's Ristorante and Wine Bar

  • Tropical Punch Cooler (pineapple juice, coconut water, fresh lime, agave, nutmeg)
  • Prickly Pear Green Tea (fresh lemon, prickly pear puree, honey green tea cordial)
  • Blood Orange Agave Fresca (blood orange puree, sparkling water, lemon, agave nectar)

Show us your favorite mocktail by using #DowntownRochesterMN and tagging us and the downtown restaurant on Instagram!

Disclaimer: This list is not all-encompassing and was based on restaurants having mocktails listed on its online menus. That's not to say other downtown bars and restaurants couldn't make a non-alcoholic beverage. Although every effort was made to provide accurate information, each establishment has a right to change its menus without notice. Please ask your server, bartender, or manager prior to ordering to ensure the special is still being honored. If yours is an establishment listed in this blog and anything needs updating, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Thanks for reading and cheers!